If under biological evolution we understand change in the genetic makeup of populations, then you are not free to reject it, because it is simply DOCUMENTED. In many populations, this change is occuring fast enough even for one genertion of population geneticists to directly observe a shift from the Hardy-Weinberg distribution of alleles and genotypes. So, poplations EVOLVE, that's a FACT.AlexanderOfBergamo said:Am I free AT LEAST to reject evolution "per se" or am I obliged to follow every single scientific theory in the world?
But "creationism" is not a scientific theory because it does not have any central statement that would be within generally accepted limitations of what we know as natural sciences. Any statement about Creator is, by definition, outside the scope of natural sciences, because the Creator cannot be directly observed by our sensory organs and explored scientifically. We cannot address questions like "what is the Creator's temperature," "what is the Creator's voltage," what is the Creator's wavelength," etc. And if you remove the Creator from "creationism," then all you have is just a negative statement that evolution does not occur. But we know the evolution occurs (see above). If we define evolution as change in the genetic makeup of pupulations, as pretty much all modern biology textbooks do, then it does occur.AlexanderOfBergamo said:accept the possibility of others being creationists, respect them and love them for their positions.
So you are saying that if a person has studied a biology textbook and learned that a shift from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium really occurs, then you don't have to share anything anymore with that person?AlexanderOfBergamo said:As I can't be sure evolution isn't true, you can't also be sure that it is true. What's wrong with your attitudes is using ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS such as "evolution is certainly true" or "evolution is a scientific fact", claims which prevent other Christians, in their exegetical freedom, to reject it. I will never be comfortable with the evolution theory as a scientific law, and I can't accept others to put it as a fact when indeed it doesn't. "In the beginning God created heaven and earth". Every single law, every single atom of this universe, existed by God's will, and exists as it is for a specific purpose God had planned since the beginning. God in his eternity SUSTAINS the universe according to its laws. If I'm not free to believe this - which is a fundament of Scripture - then we have nothing to share anymore.